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Portland Water Bureau

From forest to faucet, we deliver the best drinking water in the world.

GENERAL INFORMATION: 503-823-7404

1120 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 600, Portland, OR 97204

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  • From Forest to Faucet... Portland delivers the best water in the world.

  • The Opportunity: Apply to be the Next Portland Water Bureau Administrator The City of Portland is recruiting for a highly experienced professional to lead its drinking water utility. The Portland Water Bureau Administrator is responsible for managing a capable & diverse workforce of more than 500 full-time equivalent employees.

  • Spring Forward to Water Efficiency Spring is the perfect time to get your garden prepared for the dry summer months. Let Portland Water Bureau help with tips to improve your water efficiency this year.

  • Kelly Butte Reservoir Goes Online, Now Serving Customers In March 2015, the two cells composing the new 25-million gallon underground reservoir at Kelly Butte in southeast Portland were successfully placed online. The reservoir now serves Bull Run water to customers across the City of Portland and beyond.

  • Water Quality is One of Our Highest Priorities. Portland's water quality is tested continually and meets or exceeds all federal standards.

  • Portland Water Bureau Crews Ready to Respond to Water Emergencies 24/7 We are dedicated to providing Portland with a safe and reliable water supply. Maintenance & Construction crews are on standby, ready to respond 24-hours a day, seven days a week to repair broken water mains and address water emergencies.

  • Thirsty? Portland's iconic Benson Bubbler drinking fountains run year round and provide fresh, Bull Run drinking water.

  • Planning for the Future Large construction projects are typically planned at least a year in advance.

Our Mission Statement

The Portland Water Bureau provides the highest quality water, customer service and stewardship of the critical infrastructure, fiscal, and natural resources entrusted to our care. We enhance public health and safety and contribute to the economic viability and livability of the Portland metropolitan region. We are a recognized leader among water service agencies across the country.

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